Find A Happy Place

My wife asked me today to find my happy place.   I resented her comment at first but I am starting to get it.    I am always reminded that we are impacted by those around us and in turn we impact them as well.  My life is truly blessed by the presence of my wife.

When I look back at my life it is so easy to find the times when I was unhappy.   Especially having a disability having to deal with people and family that won’t help you because they are afraid or its not proper to talk about it.   Especially having people discriminate against you.  Especially finding jobs where you don’t fit in because people decide that if you can accomplish one thing it naturally extends you can do another and get mad when you can’t.   Or those who insist that you pay attention in a manner that is recognizable by them.   Pretending to be sighted is such high energy.

I can tell you I have many happy memories stories and experiences in my life.

  • The birth of my son when I welcomed him in the world and he opened his eye’s, I was the first person he saw in this world.    Then being so overwhelmed by this little being I just about dropped him while I hate a moment of dizziness with the emotion.
  • The birth of my daughter when I was assisting and felt her head crowning and coming into this world.   Hearing her definitive tenacious cry of arrival.  Be warned I am here.
  • When I using a new visual aid was able to see my children’s faces while they were at play.
  • The café latte I had in Ottawa in a bowl.
  • Breakfast at 1886 Café
  • Milkshakes and Burgers at Peters
  • Christmas in Toronto
  • The Ice Cream in Seattle
  • The Steak in Boston
  • Freezing at Heritage Park
  • The friendship everywhere I’ve been
  • Getting married three times in one year
  • Finding my soul mate
  • Forgiving myself
  • Learning to Love myself
  • The beauty of the stars
  • The amazement of feeling no heat from a clear sunny filled day at 40 below zero
  • The taste of chocolate
  • Finishing my first ½ marathon
  • Finishing my first marathon
  • Cycling with my kids
  • Singing
  • Writing this blog
  • Impacting a person’s life in a wonderful way
  • Giving other blind people hope.
  • On and On and On.

Life is so amazing and its wonderful to remember that no matter how bad things get or how bad they have been there are so many wonderful happy stories.

Thank you my Love.   I hadn’t forgotten but appreciate the reminder.

I Love You!!!

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About the Author:

Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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